DEFTONES To Appear On "Matrix Reloaded" Soundtrack

DEFTONES will contribute an as-yet-undetermined new song to the "Matrix Reloaded" soundtrack, due out this spring. The band's contribution will be culled from the group's self-titled fourth album, which is expected to surface in May via Maverick Records. The follow-up to 2000's platinum-certified "White Pony" is currently being mixed by longtime collaborator Terry Date at ...

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IRON MAIDEN Go Acoustic!

IRON MAIDEN producer Kevin Shirley, who is currently working with the band at a London studio on their as-yet-untitled follow-up to 2000's "Brave New World", has posted the following recording update via his web site: "We cut the track being rehearsed [in this photo], and it came out great - and someone suggested ...

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THRESHOLD Complete Work On Fan Club-Only CD

U.K. progressive metallers THRESHOLD secretly gathered at Thin Ice Studios last month to record some acoustic songs for an upcoming fan club album titled "Wireless - Acoustic Sessions". The selection of material spans the band's entire back catalog, including two previously unreleased songs written before THRESHOLD signed their first recording contract. The album will also ...

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THE REVOLUTION SMILE's LOPEZ: Why We Signed With FRED DURST's Label

THE REVOLUTION SMILE singer/guitarist Shaun Lopez, formerly of post-hardcore band FAR, recently spoke to MTV.com about the band's decision to sign with LIMP BIZKIT frontman Fred Durst's Flawless Records after turning down an invitation to audition for the vacant guitarist slot in LIMP BIZKIT. "They must have wondered why I didn't jump at an opportunity ...

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GODSMACK: 'Faceless' Track Listing Unveiled

GODSMACK have set the tentative track listing for their third album, "Faceless", due on April 8 through Republic/Universal Records. The follow-up to 2000's "Awake" will contain the following cuts: 01. Straight Out Of Line 02. Faceless 03. Changes 04. Make Me Believe 05. I Stand Alone 06. Realign 07. I Fucking Hate You 08. Releasing ...

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METALLICA To Tour With LINKIN PARK, LIMP BIZKIT

METALLICA will team up with LINKIN PARK and LIMP BIZKIT for a U.S. stadium tour this summer, according to LINKIN PARK DJ Joe Hahn. "Once we hit the summer we're going to do a stadium tour with METALLICA and LIMP BIZKIT," Hahn told Launch. "We're excited about [doing] all those [different kinds of] shows because ...

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RUSH Collection To Come With Bonus DVD

RUSH's forthcoming retrospective collection, "The Spirit of Radio — Greatest Hits (1974-1987)" , will come with a bonus DVD, featuring videos for "Closer to the Heart", "Tom Sawyer", "Subdivisions", "The Big Money", and "Mystic Rhythms", the latter of which is not included on the accompanying CD. The DVD will also sport complete lyrics to each ...

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ARTISAN Announce New Drummer, Complete Work On Demo

California-based ARTISAN, the band featuring ex-DESTINY'S END guitarist Perry Grayson, have been joined by former COLD MOON drummer Justin Bouchee. ARTISAN's previous drummer Matt Conley left the band on good terms in November. The group are currently mixing their four-song demo, and they hope to have it out in spring. For more information on ARTISAN, ...

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